Go Solo Or Use A Realtor?
There are few sellers out there that are genuinely delighted with having to pay a commission to sell their homes. I will avoid getting up on soap box, trying to convince you of all the stuff agents do for their commission, both the activities you see and don’t see them carrying out. However, as with any service industry, you are free to go and try it yourself.
If you are determined enough, willing to put the time in and price your home correctly, you can succeed going solo. However, unless you find a buyer who is representing themselves (not working with a realtor), you are still going to have to pay a commission to the buyer’s agent. If you set their commission too low, you will risk lower numbers of agent / buyer viewings.
I definitely admire those who are willing to “give it a go!” and many people are particularly good at it. If you don’t succeed you can always pick up the phone.